Living Picture

marleneann(Buderim, Australia.)July 29, 2012

How I made my Living Picture.

I started this project about a year ago. I had an old picture frame that my husband Fred made a two to three inch deep box and attached it to the frame.

This was then filled with sphagnum moss and coir-peat. A plastic grid was then placed over the filling to hold it in place. Cacti and succulents were inserted in spaces in the plastic net to form a picture then watered very well.

I then let the picture lay on the flat part of the box for three months until the plants rooted and attached themselves to the fill mix. I now place the framed box on the easel to display it. I spray it with water when necessary.

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trashydj

oh that is so cool how big is the frame?

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 7:18AM
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marleneann(Buderim, Australia.)

The frame is about 24inch x 30inch

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 6:43PM
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jlily(Z6)

I've never seen this idea before!! It is beautiful! What an inspirational project! TYFS Jlily

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 8:16PM
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luvidaho_2010(5/6)

WOW! Great idea.
Tami

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 9:10PM
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jeannespines

I just saw one a couple weeks ago on a local garden walk & thought it was so lovely! Love your succulents! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2012 at 9:45PM
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sunnyca_gw

Beautiful living garden art!!Love it! Jan

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 1:45AM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

WOW beautiful. Easy care too. tfs

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 7:48AM
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GreenSuzq2(7 TN)

WOW I love it. I knew I was collecting picture frames for things other than pictures. I even have the succulents, including the star fish cactus I got on ebay years ago. Can't wait to make one or more of these.

Thanks for the great idea.

Suzq

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 5:25PM
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Marlene Kindred

This is so cool looking! Love the way you put an "arrangement" of succulents at the bottom to give the whole picture some visual weight.

Very nice!

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 8:55PM
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posieh(3)

Really fantastic! Do you hang it or just "rest" it somewhere?

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 10:01PM
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marylee_2010

Marleneann, Your living picture is awesome. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing it.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 10:35PM
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